Know Thine Enemy Fecal Testing Kit and Supplies
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Know Thine Enemy DIY Fecal Testing Kit, Know Thine Enemy
DIY fecal testing booklet, Premiere Monocular and Binocular Microscopes with
mechanical stage and cool LED lighting
parasites are the leading cause of death in goats (and other
livestock) in the US.
The overuse and misuse of chemical dewormers has made parasites
very resistant, so that routine all-herd dosing with dewormers
is not effective nor advised anymore. Watching your goat's
mucus membrane color for signs of anemia and doing routine fecal
exams to be able to target those goats that need medication has
become the best way for a goatkeeper to help his charges avoid
damage from parasites.
test kits are a bit disappointing, they have some little cups, a
couple of tongue depressors, a few plastic slides and coverslips, and a single page of instructions with some blurry drawings of worm
eggs and a recipe for
making flotation solution .
Why spend $100.00 or more for stuff you can pick up at Walmart?
fecal testing kits come with a choice of great microscopes, standard monocular (1 eyepiece) or
deluxe binocular! They are laboratory quality
microscopes with features found on the finest microscopes in your
veterinarians' own lab. The full color instructional
booklet comes with all kits, too. Kits include a
McMaster slide for accurate EPG counts! We also offer 2 kits with no
microscope for those who already have one. One of the
"No Microscope" kits has a McMaster's slide the other
kit works for all species of livestock and companion animals.
Our booklet focuses mostly on goat parasites and parasitism, but
has information and pictures of parasites in horses and other
equines, dogs and cats, and chickens. The equipment used and testing
procedures described in the booklet are the same for all
Testing Kit includes:
booklet Know Thine Enemy comes with all testing kits
slide (not included in the $39.95 kit)
Fecalyzer test chambers for preparing the specimen
of 12 glass slides
of 100 glass coverslips
wooden tongue depressors
bottle of flotation solution
Baermann test chambers with 10 gauze squares (lungworm test)
test tube with stand (liver fluke test)
Your Kit Below:
find using a binocular microscope is easier on their
eyes. This microscope has all of the features you need to do
accurate fecal testing EPG counts. Like the MSK-01L monocular microscope
it has a mechanical stage, separate coarse and fine focus,
cool LED lighting, 40x/100x/400x
magnification, rechargeable battery and can be used
cordless. It also has above the stage lighting for viewing
opaque specimens such as coins, feathers, leaves, etc.
scope has all of the whistles and bangs! With real optical
glass lens and a wide angle eyepiece with a built in pointer
looking at all kinds of specimens will be a cinch. It has
40x/ 100x/ 400x magnification. It has
separate coarse and fine focus controls with a smooth rack and
pinion movement. The cool light LED system creates
virtually no heat so your specimen does not dry out. It
can operate cordlessly for up to 15 hours on it's built in
battery and includes an electrical charger/adapter. The
best feature is its mechanical stage so you do not have to move
the slide with your fingers making doing accurate fecal egg
counts simple. Using a mechanical stage is much like
playing with an Etch-A-Sketch. There are 2 twist knobs
that move the slide, one moves it vertically the other
horizontally. With a little practice this becomes easy and
you will never want to go back to moving a slide by
hand. This is a high quality scope similar to the one found
in most veterinary clinics.
Own Digital Eyepiece
Click link above for instructions to make any
microscope digital! Instructions also included in our
McMaster Slide $22.95
special 2 chambered slide with gridlines for making very
accurate parasite egg counts. Use this to determine the precise parasite load of your
animals and to determine parasite resistance to your dewormer. Made of durable acrylic with an easy to see green grid. For best results and easier counting the
McMaster slide works best with a microscope with a mechanical
stage. This slide is included in 3 of our kits.
Thine Enemy, DIY Fecal Testing $7.95
A Booklet by Maggie Leman
is a handy 16 page booklet discusses parasitism in goats, horses
and other equines, dogs and cats, and chickens. It also
has directions for making an eyepiece adaptor for your
smartphone. It has the most
recent advances in controlling parasites in goats, but also has
drug and dosing suggestions for horses, and dogs and cats. There are detailed illustrated instructions for doing 3
different types of fecal exams to detect stomach and intestinal
worms, lungworms and liver flukes. It includes clear
photographs of parasites and parasite eggs found in goats,
horses and pets, 2 recipes for making your own fecal flotation
solution, easy methods of estimating the weight of your goats
and horses for accurate dewormer dosing and up to date dewormer
dosages for goats. More detailed than most fecal
testing instructions it is a great place to start
tailoring your animal's optimal parasite control program.
There are many up to date references to detailed online
information about controlling parasites in your herd and how to
tailor a program to fit your area and your needs.
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